Art making can tap into emotional content not accessible to words.
Art making bypasses defence mechanisms and taps deep into the unconscious.
It provides an alternative form of communication to children who are resistant or unable to talk.
When language is a barrier, the art product provides an alternative form of communication.
Art making allows the processing of difficult emotions in a safe way.
Artwork acts as a buffer to emotions that may be hard to express and face.
Artwork can tap into the root cause of problems a child may be unaware of.
Art making promotes insight and knowledge of the self.
Art therapy can be fun!
Art therapists use a wide range of art materials to suit the needs of the child. The multi-sensory, multi dimensional nature of art material can draw in even the most resistant of clients.
Art therapy can be done with the child, in a group or with family.